Debian: slocate arbitrary code execution vulnerability

    Date21 Feb 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2369
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to execute arbitrary code as superuser.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 252-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    February 21st, 2003                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : slocate
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0056
    
    A problem has been discovered in slocate, a secure locate replacement.
    A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to execute
    arbitrary code as superuser.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.6-1.3.1.
    
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your slocate package immediately.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      550 9ade1dcc6d5185c9acddd8b487d5d28b
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7058 a7ac6632dc02e1e26ad9f5cb462cced7
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    69213 08b1902323d686130a6daaca1fac61fc
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28100 44eccd6ca90b61996b50eb396456f798
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25290 52d54dacf94f35519fbfb8d5a2ebd8a9
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24788 9c9121191ee8ce7321bda76b3bb0c8fa
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31100 039ee8d8218e953d51a3514d9318f2d6
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26822 0ad73800a4c0c19518cad0aa3768f1c6
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24338 2eb37c351a989dd14d9ad84fe6f3176b
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25656 85426c291c393fec878012afdcf85aaf
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25592 fabe9486658781a7584a583e07370442
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25658 08a2aa276b88ed5335c2e0ff8650c696
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25710 956dbf8e147bd1f31ffa3fa43c3e31d4
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    27604 10aa9aff27a87f88d78b57b33ae5b2d5
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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